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Tag Archives: Economic Development
In Michigan we are in the process of reinventing ourselves. Once the premiere manufacturing hub of the western hemisphere, Michigan has struggled in recent decades with a weakened economy associated with de-industrialization and the corresponding shrinking of our cities. The … Continue reading
A new set of survey results from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy details a big increase in the use of placemaking as a core economic development strategy in Michigan communities. This is great news for … Continue reading
Here are two great publications about placemaking and economic growth in the Great Lakes region. The Review goes in-depth on strategies and advancements in Michigan.The Michigan Municipal League’s Partnership for Place agenda provides a path for making great things happen. … Continue reading
The two projects linked below are excellent examples of how rethinking infrastructure deployment in downtowns can have a major impact on an area. The first link reveals how state and city leaders are studying the possibility of removing a stretch … Continue reading